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Allegheny Co. sets new daily record for COVID-19 cases, 109 reported

PITTSBURGH — Allegheny County set a new daily record for COVID-19 Tuesday, with 109 cases reported.

The record increase comes after several consecutive days of a spike in cases. There are now a total of 2,760 positive cases in Allegheny County.

Health officials reported 83 new COVID-19 cases to start the week. There were a record 96 cases reported Sunday, on top of 90 new cases reported Saturday.

There has been an increase of 7 hospitalizations, bringing the total number people to 393.

Health officials said there have been no additional deaths, bringing the total of people who have died to 186.

To put Allegheny County’s spike in coronavirus cases into perspective, from June 1 through June 25, the county health department reported 410 new cases. Since Friday, that number jumped to 439 new cases, which is more than half of the June total in a five day period.

Hospitalizations are also being closely tracked, which health experts said is a good indicator of the severity of the virus. 14 new hospitalizations have been announced since Friday with seven reported Tuesday.

For the fifth day in a row, no new deaths were reported. Hospitalizations and deaths have tended to lag a week or two behind the new case numbers.

The majority of the COVID-19 cases are in people ages 25-49. There are 977 positive cases in that age range which account for 35% of all cases in Allegheny County.

Sunday’s numbers from the health department mark the new highest single day increase in confirmed cases of the virus for Allegheny County. The next highest daily increase was on March 30 when there were 75 new cases reported.

Across the state there are 618 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 86,606.

There are 5, 241 total cases in western Pennsylvania. Here is the breakdown by county:

  • Allegheny Co.: 2,760 cases
  • Armstrong Co.: 74 cases
  • Beaver Co.: 669 cases
  • Butler Co.: 307 cases
  • Clarion Co.: 34 cases
  • Fayette Co.: 116 cases
  • Forest Co.: 7 cases
  • Greene Co.: 41 cases
  • Indiana Co.: 108 cases
  • Lawrence Co.: 102 cases
  • Mercer Co.: 140 cases
  • Venango Co.: 18 cases
  • Washington Co.: 219 cases
  • Westmoreland Co.: 646 cases

There are 6,649 total deaths attributed to COVID-19, an increase of 35 new deaths.

There are 677,581 patients who have tested negative to date.